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Campus Ambassadors

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Luke Geever

Athlone Institute of Technology

Dr Luke Geever is a Senior Research Fellow at Athlone Institute of Technology, leading one of Ireland’s largest polymer research groups. As a 2015-2016 Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland Scholar at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, Luke undertook collaborative research with world leading experts while exploring the Clinical Applications of Novel Biomedical Polymers.

Trina Rea

Institute of Technology Carlow

Trina Rea is a Course Director in the BSc in TV & Media in the Department of Aerospace, Mechanical & Electronic Engineering at IT Carlow. As a Fulbright-TechImpact Scholar to New York University in 2017-2018, she evaluated news habits of the first generation of digital natives and how those habits affected digital news organisations’ editorial choices, packaging and delivery of news.

Michael D. Murphy 

Munster Technological University


Dr Michael D. Murphy is a Principal Investigator in the MeSSO Research Group and Lecturer in the Department of Process, Energy and Transport Engineering in the Munster Technological University. As a Fulbright Scholar, Michael carried out collaborative research in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder and in the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Michael’s work focused on novel simulation and optimisation techniques for the integration of next-generation district heating and cooling systems in the built environment.

Donal Fitzpatrick

Dublin City University

Dr Donal Fitzpatrick is a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Computing, DCU.  His research focuses on Human Computer Interaction, with particular emphasis on the development of software which is accessible for users with, and without, disabilities.  He is a former recipient of the Chancellor's Medal, which is DCU's highest award for outstanding contribution to the scholarly and extracurricular life of the university.  He received his Fulbright award in 2000, and spent the subsequent academic year at Florida State University investigating how maps and other diagrammatic data could be made accessible for blind people.

Caroline Sheedy

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Dr Caroline Sheedy is a lecturer in the School of Informatics and Creative Media at DkIT. Her teaching interests are cryptography, security, and ethics and social responsibility in technology. Her research interests are in the area of inclusivity in STEM courses. Dr Sheedy’s work has primarily focused on the lived experiences of those working and learning at third level and beyond in STEM fields. She is a Fulbright-TechImpact Scholar to U.C. Berkeley, in order to collaborate on internationalising the research.


Katharine West

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Katharine lectures in Ceramics, Contemporary Art and Industrial Design at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media at GMIT and makes work from her studio in Roscahill, Co. Galway. She is a graduate of the NCAD, The School of Decorative Arts, Strasbourg, and the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, USA and was a Fulbright Awardee to NYSCC at Alfred Univerity, USA in 1988. She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Recent work has been exhibited in Changchun and Yxing, China, at the Dock Gallery, Norman Villa Gallery, Mark Rothko Centre for the Arts in Latvia, Farmleigh Gallery, Nag Gallery, National Museum of Ireland and Hunt Museum.  www.nagallery.ie

Martin Roper

Institute of Technology Sligo

Martin Roper was born in Dublin. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study the United States and earned an MFA at the University of Iowa. He taught creative writing at both the University of Iowa and New York University. His first novel, Gone, was published by Henry Holt, and his work has also appeared in the The New Yorker. He lived in the United States for many years and now lives in the west of Ireland.  He teaches creative writing in the Institute of Technology, Sligo.

Daragh NaughtonDaragh Naughton

Limerick Institute of Technology

Principal Investigator AIBIDS at AR Glass and Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering, Limerick Institute of Technology, Daragh was LIT’s first Fulbright Scholar. During his 2012-2013 Fulbright Award to Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts, he undertook research in the area of materials science as well as developing the concept of signature pedagogy for undergraduate engineers.

Madeleine Ni Ghallchobhair  

Marino Institute of Education

Madeleine Ni Ghallchobhair is an Assistant Lecturer in Education at Marino Institute of Education. She is a graduate of the UCD Masters in Irish and Communications and was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant to Lehman College, New York in 2011.

Vicky Brady

Vicky Brady

Mary Immaculate College

A graduate of Mary Immaculate College B.A. in Irish and English, Vicky Brady completed a Masters in Irish in 2011, and is currently a PhD candidate and tutor at MIC. She completed a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Award Assistant to Villanova University, Philadelphia in 2016-2017.

Catherine Leen

Maynooth University

Dr Catherine Leen is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Maynooth University. Her teaching and research interests centre on Mexican and Chicana/o literature and cinema, as well as Argentine and Paraguayan literature and visual cultures. She has published widely on Chicana/o writers and on Chicana/o and Latin American cinematographers. In 2008, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research at the Chicana/o Studies Centre at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently completing a monograph on Latina/o filmmakers and Mexico.

Rachel O'Dwyer

National College of Art & Design

Dr Rachel O’Dwyer is a Lecturer in Digital Culture at NCAD. Her recent research focuses on emerging markets at the intersection of digital money and digital networks. She is the leader of the Dublin Art and Technology Association and a member of the Orthogonal Research Methods Group in TCD, which focuses on building creative strategies at the intersection of technology and the arts. As a 2018-2019 Fulbright-TechImpact Scholar to University of California, Rachel focused on how blockchain technologies are transforming the creative and cultural industries.

Ruth Melia

National University of Ireland Galway

Dr Ruth Melia is a Senior Clinical Psychologist specialized in working with children and young people. She is an Adjunct Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at NUI Galway, and works on a collaborative research project with colleagues in Computer Science and Psychology Departments at NUIG, alongside clinicians and policy makers on the use of mobile health technology in suicide prevention and mental health. She was a 2016 Fulbright Scholar at the Suicide Prevention Research Laboratory at Stanford University, and continues to research with her colleagues there.

Roisin Hyde

Queen's University Belfast

Ms Roisin Hyde is a PhD Student at QUB School of Natural & Built Environment. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from UCD and is a Chartered Member of the RIAI. Her research focuses on the development of a high-performance, low-impact, cement-free geopolymer concrete cladding panel through the use of innovative automated technologies. As a 2018 Fulbright Awardee she will work with Researchers at UNCC.

Helen French

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr Helen French is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin.  Her research interests include causes and non-surgical management of hip pain across the lifespan and the non-surgical management of osteoarthritis.  She was a recipient of a Fulbright- HRB Health Impact Award in 2017 and spent three months in Boston University researching the role of altered biomechanics in hip pain.

Liz O'Sullivan

Technological University Dublin

Liz O’Sullivan was one of two recipients of the Fulbright International Science and Technology PhD award for 2011. She received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University in 2016. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer in Nutrition within the School of Biological and Health Sciences at Technological University Dublin, Ireland.

Áine Ní Shúilleabháin

Trinity College Dublin

Áine Ní Shúilleabháin is the Irish Language Officer/Oifigeach Gaeilge at Trinity College Dublin. She graduated with a BA in English and French, a Diploma in Irish and an MA in Advanced Language Skills from NUI Galway. She has previously worked in the translation industry both as a translator and manager. Áine was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Idaho State University in 2016-17. She is a board member of the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association.

Colin Bradley

University College Cork

Colin Bradley is Professor of General Practice in the School of Medicine at UCC. He has a long standing research interest in improving the prescribing of medicines in general medical practice. Excessive prescribing of opioids for non-cancer pain has emerged as a major problem in the US. As a 2017 Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Scholar to the University of Oklahoma he undertook research on strategies to improve opioid prescribing by primary care physicians.

Francesco Pilla

University College Dublin

Dr Francesco Pilla is an Associate Professor in Smart Cities and Urban Environment at University College Dublin. His research focuses on understanding complex environmental phenomena to pre-empt the impacts resulting from the interactions between human population and the environment. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Pilla’s 2015 Fulbright TechImpact project at MIT focused on sensing the cyclists’ health risk related to environmental pollution, spatial constraints and interactions with other road users.

Jean McCarthy

University of Limerick

Dr Jean McCarthy is a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the Kemmy Business School (KBS), University of Limerick. A graduate of the UL (BBS, 2006; PhD, 2011) and a former Fulbright Scholar at Colorado State University (2012-3), she researches and lectures in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Analytics and Research Methods within the Department of Work & Employment Studies. Her primary focus of research centres on the challenges aligned with an increasingly ageing, and age diverse, workforce, and on the social psychology of prejudice at work. She is a Global Research Associate with the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, and co-director of the Age in the Workplace Research Network (AWR-net).

Art Hughes

Ulster University

Dr Art Hughes, MA, MèsL, PhD, is a Reader in Irish at the University of Ulster. His doctoral thesis was study of the Gaelic dialect of the Bluestack Mountains, Co. Donegal. He is a prominent scholar in the field of Celtic linguistics and literature.  He has also a vast experience of dealing with the Irish language in both an international and Irish context over a period of thirty years.In 2009/10 he was Senior Fulbright Irish Language Scholar at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University where he was a Visiting Professor. Also in Rennes 1992-1994.

Anne Graham Cagney

Waterford Institute of Technology

Anne is a Senior Lecturer in Professional Learning and Development at WIT. A Fulbright Scholar to University of South Florida & University of Georgia in 2014 and she has also been visiting professor to Henley Management College, UK and programme lead of the MA in Management in Education at the School of Lifelong Learning & Education. She is Membership Secretary and International Officer of IFAA (Irish Fulbright Alumni Association), a member of the Academy of Management (2011-present) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 

Kevin Kiely

At Large - Creative Writing

Kevin is a Poet, Writer and Critic. He was a Fulbright Scholar from UCD to Boise State University in 2007. A Commentator on poetry, literature and the arts in Village: politics and culture among other publications, his books include: UCD Belfield Metaphysical: a retrospective (Lapwing, Belfast 2017); Harvard’s Patron: Jack of All Poets (2018); Quintesse (St Martin’s Press, NY); Breakfast with Sylvia (Lagan Press, Belfast). 5 Arts Council Bursary Awards; Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship Poetry; Bisto Award A Horse Called El Dorado (O’Brien Press); SOS Lusitania (O’Brien Press).